Tuesday, March 5, 2013

New Finance Lab in DLS

There have been a lot of renovations going on around campus.  One of the greatest achievements is the creation of a Finance Lab for the School of Business in DLS 210.  Many of the features of this lab were designed to mimic the professional instruments future alums will see in the financial industry.  The lab is outfitted with a full sized real-time stock ticker, two large flat panels TV's with scrolling financial data, and HP 8200 series desktops with 22" dual monitors.  The desktops are equipped with Morningstar Direct, financial software that allows students to access industry-standard market data and analytics tools.  ITS is proud to have been a part of this project.

Dr. Topyan lecturing in the newly renovated Finance Lab.  The lab includes a real-time stock ticker!

Professor Chia-Jane Wang had this to say about the new renovation:
"I'm happy to be able to teach in this state-of-the-art finance lab. The LED stock ticker screen, real-time stock quotes and headline news altogether create a dynamic and exciting atmosphere for our students to learn finance. Also, the lab is equipped with Morningstar Direct, which contains global data for stocks, ETF, mutual funds and hedge funds and enable students to build analytical skills using the data and test concepts learned in the classroom."

One of the dual monitors is set vertically for easy viewing of the lab's financial software.

The lab includes two large flat panels that display real-time market data and financial news networks.